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SQL Server 2019 Pricing

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SQL Server 2019 pricing

Pricing and licensing support by SQL Server SKU.
EditionsOpen no level price (US$)Licensing modelChannel availability
Enterprise$13, 748[1]2 core packVolume licensing, hosting
Standard - per core$3,586[1]2 core packVolume licensing, hosting
Standard - server$899[1]Server[2]Volume licensing, hosting
Standard - CAL$209CALVolume licensing, hosting
DeveloperFreePer userFree download
WebSee your hosting partner for pricingNot applicableHosting only
ExpressFreeNot applicableFree download
SQL Server 2019 subscriptionsPrice (US$)Channel availability
SQL Server Enterprise$5434/yearCSP
SQL Server Standard$1418/yearCSP
Big data node cores[4]$400/year[5]CSP

Editions

Enterprise
Pricing and licensing support by SQL Server SKU.
Open no level price (US$)

$13, 748[1]

Licensing model2 core pack
Channel availabilityVolume licensing, hosting
Standard - per core
Pricing and licensing support by SQL Server SKU.
Open no level price (US$)

$3,586[1]

Licensing model2 core pack
Channel availabilityVolume licensing, hosting
Standard - server
Pricing and licensing support by SQL Server SKU.
Open no level price (US$)

$899[1]

Licensing modelServer[2]
Channel availabilityVolume licensing, hosting
CAL
Volume licensing, hosting
Standard - CAL
Pricing and licensing support by SQL Server SKU.
Open no level price (US$)

$209

Licensing modelCAL
Channel availabilityVolume licensing, hosting
Developer
Pricing and licensing support by SQL Server SKU.
Open no level price (US$)

Free

Licensing modelPer user
Channel availabilityFree download
Web
Pricing and licensing support by SQL Server SKU.
Open no level price (US$)

See your hosting partner for pricing

Licensing modelNot applicable
Channel availabilityHosting only
Express
Pricing and licensing support by SQL Server SKU.
Open no level price (US$)

Free

Licensing modelNot applicable
Channel availabilityFree download

Subscriptions and add-ons

Subscriptions and add-ons
Subscriptions and add-onsPrice (US$)Licensing modelChannel availability
SQL Server Enterprise$5,434/year2 core packVolume Licensing
SQL Server Standard$1,418/year2 core packVolume Licensing
Big data node cores[4]$400/year[4]2 core packVolume Licensing

Subscriptions and add-ons

SQL Server Enterprise
Subscriptions and add-ons
Price (US$)

$5,434/year

Licensing model2 core pack
Channel availabilityVolume Licensing
SQL Server Standard
Subscriptions and add-ons
Price (US$)

$1,418/year

Licensing model2 core pack
Channel availabilityVolume Licensing
Big data node cores[4]
Subscriptions and add-ons
Price (US$)

$400/year[4]

Licensing model2 core pack
Channel availabilityVolume Licensing

SQL Server 2019 Software Assurance benefits

Software Assurance benefits SQL SKU.
BenefitDescription
Big data nodes core entitlement NewProvides customers a limited big data node core entitlement for SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters.
Fail-over servers for disaster recovery NewAllows customers to install and run passive SQL Server 2019 instances in a separate OSE or server for disaster recovery in anticipation of a failover event.
Fail-Over servers for disaster recovery in Azure NewAllows customers to install and run passive SQL Server 2019 instances in a separate OSE or server for disaster recovery in Azure in anticipation of a failover event.
Azure Hybrid BenefitEnables customers to use SQL Server licenses with Software Assurance or qualifying subscription licenses to pay a reduced rate (“base rate”) on SQL Database vCore-based options such as managed instance, vCore-based single database, and vCore-based elastic Pool; on SQL Server in Azure Virtual Machines (including, but not limited to, Azure Dedicated Host); and on SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS).
Fail-over servers for high availabilityAllows customers to install and run passive SQL Server 2019 instances in a separate OSE or server for high availability in anticipation of a failover event.
Unlimited virtualizationAllows customers to run any number of instances of SQL Server 2019 Enterprise Edition software in an unlimited number of VMs. Applicable under the core licensing model only.
Power BI Report ServerAllows SQL Server Enterprise Edition customers to run Power BI Report Server.
Machine Learning Server for HadoopAllows SQL Server Enterprise Edition customers to run Machine Learning Server for Hadoop.
License mobility through Software AssuranceAllows license reassignment of SQL Server 2019 to third-party shared servers. Does not apply to SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW).
Additional benefits for Server and Cloud Enrollment customersIn addition to the benefits noted above, Server and Cloud Enrollment (SCE) customers may also qualify for premium benefits, including unlimited problem resolution support.
Additional benefits for SCE customersIn addition to the benefits noted above, Server Cloud Enrollment (SCE) customers may also qualify for premium benefits, including Unlimited Problem Resolution Support.

Benefit

Big data nodes core entitlement New
Software Assurance benefits SQL SKU.
Description

Provides customers a limited big data node core entitlement for SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters.

Fail-over servers for disaster recovery New
Software Assurance benefits SQL SKU.
Description

Allows customers to install and run passive SQL Server 2019 instances in a separate OSE or server for disaster recovery in anticipation of a failover event.

Fail-Over servers for disaster recovery in Azure New
Software Assurance benefits SQL SKU.
Description

Allows customers to install and run passive SQL Server 2019 instances in a separate OSE or server for disaster recovery in Azure in anticipation of a failover event.

Azure Hybrid Benefit
Software Assurance benefits SQL SKU.
Description

Enables customers to use SQL Server licenses with Software Assurance or qualifying subscription licenses to pay a reduced rate (“base rate”) on SQL Database vCore-based options such as managed instance, vCore-based single database, and vCore-based elastic Pool; on SQL Server in Azure Virtual Machines (including, but not limited to, Azure Dedicated Host); and on SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS).

Fail-over servers for high availability
Software Assurance benefits SQL SKU.
Description

Allows customers to install and run passive SQL Server 2019 instances in a separate OSE or server for high availability in anticipation of a failover event.

Unlimited virtualization
Software Assurance benefits SQL SKU.
Description

Allows customers to run any number of instances of SQL Server 2019 Enterprise Edition software in an unlimited number of VMs. Applicable under the core licensing model only.

Power BI Report Server
Software Assurance benefits SQL SKU.
Description

Allows SQL Server Enterprise Edition customers to run Power BI Report Server.

Machine Learning Server for Hadoop
Software Assurance benefits SQL SKU.
Description

Allows SQL Server Enterprise Edition customers to run Machine Learning Server for Hadoop.

License mobility through Software Assurance
Software Assurance benefits SQL SKU.
Description

Allows license reassignment of SQL Server 2019 to third-party shared servers. Does not apply to SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW).

Additional benefits for Server and Cloud Enrollment customers
Software Assurance benefits SQL SKU.
Description

In addition to the benefits noted above, Server and Cloud Enrollment (SCE) customers may also qualify for premium benefits, including unlimited problem resolution support.

Additional benefits for SCE customers
Software Assurance benefits SQL SKU.
Description

In addition to the benefits noted above, Server Cloud Enrollment (SCE) customers may also qualify for premium benefits, including Unlimited Problem Resolution Support.

  • [1]Pricing represents open no level (NL) estimated retail price. For your specific pricing, contact your Microsoft reseller.

  • [2]Client access licenses (CALs) are required for every user or device accessing a server in the Server + CAL licensing model. See the product use rights for details.

  • [3]SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters consists of two distinct components:

  • SQL Server master instance is SQL Server 2019 Enterprise or Standard Edition on Linux with all the typical features.
  • Big data nodes are worker nodes that has HDFS and Spark built into the SQL Server engine for scale-out storage and compute.
    • [4]Big data nodes can only be used with Enterprise and Standard editions are purchased separately and priced per two-core pack.

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